Bee Equal Poverty Fund

Bee Equal Poverty Fund

The Bee Equal Poverty Fund is designed to help two groups, the first is those who are homeless, such as those rough-sleeping, sofa-surfing and those in temporary accommodation. The second group is those who are the furthest away from employment.
We’ve identified these two groups as those at most risk of the effects of living in poverty.

Who is the fund for?

The Bee Equal Poverty Fund is for two groups living in poverty, who are 18+; those who are homeless and those the furthest away from employment.

What can I apply for?

You can apply for items to help improve a persons quality of life. If homeless, this could be for essentials like hats, gloves, boots etc. If unemployed, this could be a suit or bus pass for the first month of a new job.

Can I contribute?

Our funds rely on donations from local people who want to make a difference. We are always looking to keep the fund alive as long as possible, get in touch if you can support us.

Eligibility Criteria

If you have any questions about if you're eligible to apply, please contact us.
  • The lead applicant must be either a; Company Limited by Guarantee, Company Limited by Shares, Industrial & Provident Society, Community Interest Company, Registered Charity
  • The grant must be used to advance the personal situation of a person in poverty, defined by us as someone at risk of homelessness, or homeless. Or a person who is the furthest away from employment.
  • The grant must be delivered to a nominated person, 18 or over and who resides in the England, Scotland or Wales.


Most frequently asked questions and answers

There are a few things that cannot be funded, such as activities that have already taken place or been paid for, activities promoting political or religious beliefs and contributions to major appeals.

The current maximum individual grant is £50 per person. We hope to review this in the future.

We aim to process applications within 24 hours and encourage you to ensure you fill out the application form in as much detail as possible.

The fund is setup to support individuals, however you must apply through a recognised organisation.

The fund is managed by Pledge, a charity focused on ending poverty. The charity is made up of three independent trustees and the chief executive. 

Yes, we are currently accepting new donations to the fund and would encourage you to donate to keep the fund running as long as possible.

Apply directly to the Bee Equal Poverty Fund